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Gonzales was the site of the first battle of the Texas Revolution on October 2, 1835.  The internationally recognized sign of freedom, the Come and Take IT flag was born from that battle.  Today, Gonzales still boasts its place in the Texas Revolution but is also home to some significant business and industry including Adams Extract & Spice, Purina, Tyson and Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farm.  In early 2020 BYK Industries, based in Germany, completed a $50 million expansion in the City.
  The Texas Gonzales Northern Rail (TXGN) serves the area with connections to Union Pacific and the Port of Houston. The City is the County Seat for Gonzales County. The Gonzales Memorial Museum, built by the State of Texas in celebration of the Texas Centennial in 1936, houses the original Come & Take It Cannon.  Gonzales is located 15 miles south of Interstate Highway 10, 70 miles east of San Antonio, 70 miles south of Austin and 130 miles west of Houston, Texas.

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Gonzales Economic Development Corporation
Jennifer Kolbe, Executive Director
830.672.2815
gedc@gonzales.texas.gov

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Gonzales, Texas

Population

Total Population

7,190

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

84.000

Housing & Income

Households

2,632

Total Housing Units

3,034


Owner Occupied

1,467

Renter Occupied

1,165

Vacant

402

Median Home Value

$154,602


Average Home Value

$171,214

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.74%

Income Projection

Median Household

$52,240 $58,165


Average Household

$79,805 $91,192


Per Capita

$28,940 $33,134

Workforce

Total Businesses

448

Total Employed

4,102

Workers 16+

3,234

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

69

Employed

846

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

27

Employed

508

2022 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

26

Employed

435

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

44

Employed

412

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

35

Employed

375

2022 General Merchandise Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

366

Some
High School

471

Graduated
High School

2,067

Associates
Degree

211

Bachelor's
Degree

542

Graduate
Degree

196

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

2,553

Non-Resident Commuters

681

Drive Alone

2,612

Carpooled

368

Public

4

Work At Home

39